This spiritual retreat to the Himalayas has become an annual ritual for Rajinikanth, who leaves behind his superstar status to immerse himself in simplicity.
Last Updated: 10.35 AM, Aug 11, 2023
As Jailer continues to set the box office on fire , Superstar Rajinikanth has chosen to step away from the limelight and embark on a spiritual pilgrimage to the Himalayas. The first pictures from Rajinikanth's trip to the mountains have surfaced online.
Rajinikanth could be seen visiting temples, meeting spiritual leaders and devotees and delivering sermons at ashrams in the Himalayan region. In a viral video, he could also be seen warning spiritual enthusiasts to beware of fraudulent "sanyasis," or fake spiritual practitioners.
This spiritual retreat to the Himalayas has become an annual ritual for Rajinikanth, who leaves behind his superstar status to immerse himself in simplicity. It seems these trips help him to stay grounded and strong in the face of challenges and overwhelming adulation. During these trips, Rajinikanth renounces worldly pleasures to live with austerity in search of inner peace.
However, he was not able to go on such spiritual retreats for over four years owing to his health problems and the Covid outbreak. Following a kidney transplant a few years ago, he required immune-suppressant medication, making him very vulnerable to the new virus at the time. As his health in a good shape, Rajinikanth resumed his spiritual journey.
Just a day before the release of his much-awaited movie Jailer, Rajinikanth took off to the Himalayas. It's unclear when Rajinikanth will return to Chennai.
Meanwhile, Jailer is creating new records at the box office. The movie received a roaring response worldwide. According to trade estimation, the movie has earned more than Rs 50 crore in India alone. And it has reportedly sold nearly Rs 50 crore worth of tickets in other parts of the world. The trade predicts that the opening day worldwide gross of Jailer could be between Rs 90 to Rs 100 crore.
Written and directed by Nelson , Jailer stars Shivarajkumar, Mohanlal, Ramya Krishnan, Yogi Babu, Vasanth Ravi, Redin Kingsley, Vinayakan and Jaffer Sadiq in supporting roles.